We’ll help you find the best colleges in Ohio - and afford them too. Over 59000 students and 1540 high schools in Ohio use RaiseMe to earn scholarships for college starting in 9th grade. Follow colleges to start earning scholarships from our 200+ college partners, and get a head start on choosing and affording your dream college. Read on for essential information about the best 4-year colleges in Ohio.

321

Number of
4-year colleges in Ohio

398,065

Students attending
4-year colleges in Ohio

$19,552

Average
in-state tuition

$20,637

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

107 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

Total undergraduates: 5,150
Acceptance rate: 33%
Average annual cost: $34,973
Average salary: $69,900
Follow

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Denison University

Granville, OH

120 Forbes
Our purpose is to inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents, and active citizens of a democratic society. Through an emphasis on active learning, we engage students in the liberal arts. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Denison University

Granville, OH

Total undergraduates: 2,341
Acceptance rate: 37%
Average annual cost: $32,290
Average salary: $48,400
Follow

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

269 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

Total undergraduates: 3,080
Acceptance rate: 85%
Average annual cost: $26,488
Average salary: $51,700
Follow
school gear image

Earn scholarships from colleges starting in high school

Over 1 million high school students are earning scholarships for their grades, activities, and other achievements. Sign up for free and see how much you can earn!

Sign Up

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

63 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,677
Acceptance rate: 33%
Average annual cost: $31,704
Average salary: $44,300
Follow

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Miami University - Oxford

Oxford, OH

170 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Miami University - Oxford

Oxford, OH

Total undergraduates: 17,147
Acceptance rate: 68%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $45,200
Follow

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

53 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Total undergraduates: 2,827
Acceptance rate: 33%
Average annual cost: $39,794
Average salary: $40,200
Follow

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Ohio State University - Columbus Campus

Columbus, OH

131 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Ohio State University - Columbus Campus

Columbus, OH

Total undergraduates: 45,946
Acceptance rate: 48%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $43,700
Follow

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

245 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,980
Acceptance rate: 56%
Average annual cost: $28,928
Average salary: $45,400
Follow

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

171 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

Total undergraduates: 8,499
Acceptance rate: 71%
Average annual cost: $35,077
Average salary: $51,600
Follow

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

254 Forbes
Xavier is a Jesuit Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Our mission is to educate each student intellectually, morally, and spiritually. We create learning opportunities through rigorous academic and professional programs integrated with co-curricular engagement. In an inclusive environment of open and free inquiry, we prepare stude

Best colleges in Ohio 2019

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

Total undergraduates: 4,634
Acceptance rate: 73%
Average annual cost: $30,190
Average salary: $47,500
Follow

Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

paper airplane

Sign up with RaiseMe to personalize your college search - it's free!


Sign Up